Dear Parents & Carers,
I am writing to share some very sad news with you.
A Stretford High Year 11 pupil, Dania Besheesh, died on Friday 8th February 2019.
Dania had been receiving treatment for Leukaemia since April 2018. Unfortunately, the treatment was not successful and she died on Friday.
I spoke to Year 11 today and explained what had happened. Years 7-10 were told in the smaller groups of their Form class. We had an extended form time so our children could spend some time thinking about what has happened and remembering Dania. We had a minute’s silence at 11.00 am to honour her. If children were upset or in need of support during the day, they joined the team in the Hub and spent some time there sharing memories and some tears.
We will be having a special assembly for our school community to come together to say a special goodbye to a very special person. The date and time has not yet been set.
In the meantime, you can find advice to help your child during this sad time on Child Bereavement UK website. You might find it useful to read the information leaflets on How Children and Young People Grieve and A Teenage Guide to Coping with Bereavement.